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  1. Happy Holidays!

    April 6, 2014 by khornby

    It is the beginning of school holidays – I would love to hear all about how the arts, music and drama can entertain your family.

    Some ideas may include….

    • Create a band using kitchen appliances (pots, pans, wooden spoons) and prepare a concert.
    • Dress up in clothes to create a character and put on a play.
    • Listen to music that is unfamiliar (Classical ABC is always good: FM 105.9) and draw a picture as you listen to the music. 
    • “Fun with paint” workshops at Dandenong Bunnings on Saturday 12th April (check their website to book and for upcoming activities)  
    • Create dances to songs, using ribbons or scarves to move with the music.
    • Sing songs that your family knows.
    • Create puppets using socks.
    • The Drum Theatre has some exciting performances on over the school holidays, including the Wizard of Oz and the Wiggles!
    • If heading into the city, there are usually free events at the Arts Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, ACMI (a DreamWorks animation exhibition will be opening in school holidays) and Federation Square

     

    There are online sites as well that offer great music games and learning:

     

    +FREE Apps available for iphone, ipad, tablet and android include:

     

    Puppets:

    • Sock Puppets
    • Fairy Tail Puppet Theatre
    • Little Red Riding Hood
    • Shadow Puppet (there are MANY more apps in relation to puppet plays and story creations!)

     

    Instruments:

    • Shake music instruments
    • Drum Kit
    • Music Instruments!
    • Discover Musical Instruments
    • Garage Band
    • Baby Chords: Music Instruments
    • Music Match-Match Game (there are LOTS more!)

     

    Music Theory:

    • NoteWorks Free
    • Music Minds: Flashcards (the games depend on your child’s understanding and knowledge)

     

    Games:

    • Piano Lesson PianoMan

    What activities do you like to do with your family that explores the arts, music and drama?

    Have you got any at-home activities, websites or apps that you could recommend or share to the Wooranna Community?


  2. Term 1 Assembly

    April 3, 2014 by khornby

    Congratulations to the Wooranna Park Community for a wonderful “Performing Arts” Assembly! The school was entertained by the first performance of the School Band, recorder groups, dance numbers, singing numbers, the School Choir (under the direction of Mrs Patel) and “make a space” presentations (under Mrs. Nugent). Congratulations to Tijana K (Grade 1) who won the Blog raffle! (everyone that has commented on the Performing Art Blog went into the raffle)

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  3. What have we learnt in Term 1?

    April 3, 2014 by khornby

    Performing Arts Term 1 2014

    The above link is to a movie that summarises all the wonderful learning and fun that the children at Wooranna Park have done through the first term of 2014. I hope you enjoy watching it with your family and friends. Term 2 is going to be a very busy term, with the production getting underway. Wishing you all safe holidays, see you all in Term 2!

    🙂 Miss Hornby


  4. Multi Age Day

    March 20, 2014 by khornby

    Today was Multi Age Day at Wooranna Park! The children explored various visual art sessions that explored techniques and approaches that can be applied to the creation of portraits. In the Performing Art space, student’s explored shading. We looked at different objects and observed the way that light changes the appearance of colour. To apply shading to our drawings, we looked at how we can use layers of colour (more layers = a darker colour) and how we can use different colours to give the impression of darker or lighter shading.

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